Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Bar Method Body - Fat Free|
Actor: Burr Leonard
Genres: Exercise & Fitness
The Bar Method elongates the thigh and seat muscles so that they sit higher on the hips. After about 10 lessons your legs look longer, your seat lifts, your abdominals pull themselves further back under the rib cage, and ... more »
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Relaxed-pace toning workout
Lena, LMT | Nassau, NY | 11/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is set on a large studio with painted brick wall & 3 in good shape women backing up Burr Leonard who looks great at her age. Burr & one woman is using a bar while the other 2 are using a strong high backed wood chair. The music is synthesizer, but not too bad. The cool down has great Engima like chanting music by Daveed.
Here is basic the breakdown of this workout, though not perfect in time.
Starts with a 3 min min intro.
The next 3 min is wide pliates & going on your toes followed with 2 good leg stretches & 1 simple torso stretch.
Next for 4 min is push-ups while on your knees, child's pose in yoga, then reverse push ups (looks kinda like a very mild/beginner table pose in yoga) that are great for triceps. A simple arm stretch & standing foward bend ends it.
Next for 6 min is using a chair again, standing on your toes with straight legs & squating a tiny bit for a couple of min. After is the same with legs turned outward like a diamond. Next is pelvic crunches in that pose & a simple quad stretch & more leg stretches that are yoga inspired.
Next 8 min is standing on one leg & moving it backward only a few inches to work the butt. Then the other leg. Then lifting the leg to the side only a few iches then the other leg. Then stretching the legs while standing in a figure 4.
Next for 3 min is standing on one leg & lifting other very high backwards & lifting it an inch more in repitition & then the other leg. Then stretching the legs with a straight & bent leg.
Then for 4 min left the leg in front of you to your waist if posibble & moving it back/forth a few inches, then stretching the hip in a kneeling position. Next is kneeling & leaning the torso backwards to work the core muscles in a steady position, then again punching the air, then while doing hip circles. You then stretch the toso backward to relieve & a standing foward bend.
Next for 7 min is working the abs with a modified yoga boat pose with extra emphaiss on crunching the ab muscles with holding the legs, then holding one straight leg up, then the other w/o hands, then full boat pose. Then laying down knee to chest spinal twist stretch. Then cobra positions to work the lower back & child's pose.
More ab work for 8 min with modified small bridge pose yoga to work the lower back & butt & thighs, then laying down leg twist stretch, straight leg stretching while laying down, then seated wide legged single leg stetch.
There is a trailer for "Bar Method Designer Sculpting" on collagevideo com to get an idea."
Kari | 04/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am so happy with this workout. I had owned Designer Sculpting and really dreaded doing it, so eventually got rid of it. However, with all the hype about this program on my favorite exercise websites, I really wanted to see if this other program would be different. After trying it through Netflix, I bought it and am so pleased. The abdominal section is less of a contortion, the upper body gets a better workout - without those weights, and for all who swear by that pretzel move, I really find the standing legwork takes care of the same areas. The only dread is that it leaves me quite sore and I can't necessarily do it 3 times per week!"
Strenthen and stretch
G. Cat | 09/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"After years of only doing cardio exercises I realized that I needed strengthening exercises as well. I tried the usual exercises: weights and squats but wasn't really happy with the results. Plus, after 3-5 cardio workouts and 2 workouts with weights per week, I had no time for yoga which I really needed because a recent pregnancy had left me very stiff, especially in my back. Then I found The Bar Method: Fat free and the Lotte Berk dvds. Both methods are a combination of strenthening exercises and stretching to shape the muscles and improve flexibility. The advantage Fat Free has over the Lotte Berk dvds is that Fat Free works your whole body in one workout (the Lotte Berk dvds are shorter and focus on fewer areas of the body in each workout). The exercises are great--generally using body weight and small movements to achieve the results. I particularly like how the exercises are efficient: for example the push-ups work your whole upper body at once and the standing seat exercises work both the moving leg and the standing leg. The reverse push-ups are great for the triceps (they're similar to tricep dips, only on the floor so you lift more of your body weight). After each section, there are stretches for the muscles you've just worked as well as a general stretching section at the end. The stretching is supposed to shape the muscles you've just worked. My flexibility has improved tremendously because of the stretching. My muscles are more defined: my arms and legs are starting to look shapely for the first time in years and I feel stronger. If you like pilates and yoga you may like this workout. If you're like me and want to be both stronger and more flexible, you will benefit from this method."